Miscellaneous: For a number of years now, we have been putting things like lotions, shave cream, etc., in zip lock bags. By doing that, those things are isolated in case they accidently open during travel, making a mess of our clothes. Usually, there is no problem, but this time, one of the bottles opened and leaked. Thank goodness for zip-lock bags!
Luggage and bags:
Normal Suitcases, everything is opened and checked when you enter and leave Cancun
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing as it gets very humid of an evening, sandals.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Suncream - lots of it and a high factors. On my second day i burn't and now im scarred. It blistered and i couldn't lay on my front to get my back to the sun. I never burn.
Lots of aftersun.
Photo Equipment: Theres lots to see and do take lots of pictures, I recommend an underwater camera for snorkelling, especially with the Nursing Sharks and Stingrays
Miscellaneous: If you wanna leave a country in the Carribean then you need to pay money. Its like a tip for a having a good holiday. So make sure you dont spend all you money on your holiday or at the airport in the taxfree. For Mexico it was about $ 20 (each?). But most important is not to lose your pasport. Keep it with you all the time on a safe spot. Cause without one you cant leave the country ! Unless you wanna stay in Mexico ?
Luggage and bags: If you have a comon suitecases you know its hard to find when its spinning the band at the airport. Make sure its easy to spot. Just add stickers on them or make a ribbon on the handel. So its easy to spot it and be outside the building as one of the first people.
The outdoor supply store recommended Ex Officio's protective clothing. It is very lightweight, cool to wear, yet woven so that mosquitos cannot penetrate. My pants could be unzipped into shorts -- great to wear around jungle ruins near Cancun or for an evening's walk. They were very comfortable, kept me cool and free -- the best clothing investment I made for this trip.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Most snorkeling requires BIODEGRADABLE sunblock. -- and it is good to wear in the water even if it is not required. The reefs are fragile and should be protected. If you can find this at home, it will be cheaper than in the hotel or at the site itself.
You may want to bring your own snorkeling equipment -- some fins will cut into my feet and some snorkels are better than others at keeping water out.
Miscellaneous: My wife is very susceptable to mosquito bites. The outdoor store said that if we were going into heavy mosquito areas, get a 30% DEET repellant. This is probably not needed for Cancun, but came in handy at some of the jungle sites.
Luggage and bags:
Just a carry-on and gym bag.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, sandals, sweater for chilly evenings and maybe a little nicer things for the evening.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Pepto Bismol and Amondium AD - just in case, and then the usual things.
Photo Equipment: Digital Camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't need anything special.
Miscellaneous: I will take fewer things with me and bring more back.
Depending on when you go to Cancún, it can either be very hot or cool. During the summer season, shorts, t-shirts, swim trunks and tank tops will do (you can also bring some casual slacks for those places that require it). During fall season, the days are warm, but the nights can be cool, so a wind breaker and slacks should be brought in addition to your summer clothes.
Photo Equipment: Any camera will do, but suggest buying film in your own country since prices can be steep.
Weather & Sun:
Cancún has the sun on permanent retainer. The
city's temperature averages an ideal 80°F year-
round, dipping painlessly from time to time, hitting
65°F in January. It can swelter to 100°F in May, though
ocean breezes keep it more bearable than the rest of
the Yucatán, which can get drenchingly muggy and hot.
Rainfall is rare, though violent storms called nortes
can roll in on any afternoon, their black clouds, high
winds and torrents of rain followed within an hour by
bright sun and blue sky.
November and early December are perhaps the best
times to go, as there are fewer tourists and prices are
low. The busy season is from mid-December to April,
when prices are noticeably higher.
Its warm in Cancun the whole year round.. we were there during December and it was still hot. Bring several swimsuits and summer clothes.
Photo Equipment: Lots of pictures and videos!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you have your own snorkeling equipment bring it! They also have rentals there.
Miscellaneous: Tanning Lotion
Luggage and bags:
When i first booked a hol to Cancun,i thought it was going to be big and brash and noisy.When i arrived there,i was very surprised.I found very friendly people,clean,tidy streets,beautiful gardens,parks,beaches,great weather,lovely food.All in all i really liked it.It was alot better than i ever imagined.Wonderful streets lined with trees,gardens,big safe walkways,great shops,clean hotels,beaches.I felt very safe and safe to walk around at night.
The food was wonderful and the atractions,parks,water worlds etc all very good indeed.I will be going back and i recomend Cancun as a great honeymoon destination.
Luggage and bags:
I felt totaly safe here.My flight was 10 hours.Deep vien thrombosis is now quite common on long flights,so dont drink alcohol,drink plenty of water,take an asprin before and during the flight.Get up every hour and stretch your legs.
Some of Cancuns atractions are abit of a rip-off,but Cancun is touristy so that is to be expected.Im surprized how nice it was.
I REALLY ENJOYED CANCUN AND WILL RETURN VERY SOON.
sandals were all i took along.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take mossie spray,insect bite relief,plenty of sun lotion and aftersun.Headache pills and asprin for the flight.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: BIKINI of course...snorkel gear if you have any so you dont have to keep paying or que up to hire it out...
Photo Equipment: We took all the cool underwater pictures of each other with a disposable camera made specifically for underwater. Buy them before you leave home, as you will pay an inflated price once there. As you can see, you can get some great shots.
Luggage and bags:
light clothing,even nice skirts ,shorts etc
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: sandals,sunblock,tanning lotion,nice
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can get anywhere medical stuffs
24 hrs drug stores
Photo Equipment: APS FILM ,excellent for the kind of view
buy your film,here only one cost 10.00
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: tanning lotion,sunblock,lots of water
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You have no clue how harsh the sun hits here. My friend is Peruvian and she was tanned and she burned. Bring Sunscreen SPF 15 and 30. Start with 30 than go down to 15 when you get used to the sun. No Tanning lotion.